The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

The Practical Ed Tech Podcast

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Every week I share news and tips about educational technology. In every episode I answer questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com, PracticalEdTech.com, and from viewers of my YouTube channel.


The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #18
Nov 9 • 22 min
In this episode I shared a neat resource for teaching elementary school students about primary sources, shared two new presentation tools, and brought back a classic geography website. I also answered some questions about making videos with students,…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #17 - Ninjas, Gladiators, and Copyright
Nov 1 • 29 min
In this episode I address some comments about Twitter chats, discuss copyright, and share my thoughts about having conversations with students on topics that can be a bit touchy. As always, I also shared some news and notes from the world of ed tech and…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #16 - News & Notes, Thoughts from a Tired Teacher, and Q&A
Oct 25 • 19 min
This episode features some news and notes from the world of educational technology, my thoughts after a trying week in my classroom, and answers to questions from readers like you. Show notes are available in this Google Doc:…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #15 - Featuring Mike Tholfsen from Microsoft EDU
Oct 22 • 21 min
In this episode of the podcast I talked with Mike Tholfsen. Mike is a Product Manager on the Microsoft EDU team. He works on Immersive Reader, OneNote, and Teams. In the podcast we talked about the many free accessibility tools that Microsoft offers and…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #14 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections
Oct 18 • 25 min
In this episode I share a new Google Slides add-on, updates about Google Slides captioning, and answer a bunch of questions from readers and viewers like you. And I shared a reminder about my age that my students gave me today. Bonus! An easy way for…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #13 - News & Notes, Reflections, and Q&A
Oct 11 • 22 min
In the first part of this episode of The Practical Ed Tech Podcast I shared some cool new things from Microsoft, a new way to build educational games for your students, and some good digital citizenship handouts. The second section of the podcast features…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #12 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections
Oct 4 • 26 min
In this episode I shared some neat news and notes from the last week in ed tech, answered a handful of reader/ listener questions, and shared some reflections on teaching at 40 versus 25. Get the complete show notes with links in this Google Doc:…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #11 - News & Notes, Q&A, and Reflections on Teaching Computer Science
Sep 27 • 24 min
Get the full show notes here. News & Notes Dark theme for Gmail Android and iOS apps. Google for Education Transformation Reports now available Google’s attempt to show that using G Suite “transforms” education. Dan Russell’s new book, The Joy of Search…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast #10 Featuring Adam Bellow
Sep 22 • 45 min
Adam Bellow is the co-founder of BreakOut EDU. He was also the founder of EduClipper. Before joining the start-up world he was a high school English teacher.
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #9 - Q&A, News and Notes
Sep 20 • 20 min
In this episode I answered a handful of questions from readers and listeners. I also shared a couple of neat new tools to use in your classroom. And I gave a shout-out to Dr. Scott McLeod for his thought-provoking blog post about how school policies on…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast #8 - Featuring Dr. Beth Holland
Sep 16 • 37 min
In this episode I talked with Dr. Beth Holland about her work at COSN around issues related to digital equity. The last part of the conversation we talked about stand-up paddleboarding and lessons learned from racing stand-up paddleboards. Yes, it’s an…
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #7
Sep 14 • 17 min
Practical Ed Tech Podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts AKA iTunes. Google Docs now displays word count while you type. Turn the feature on from the Tools drop-down menu. Google Docs now has a “compare documents” feature also found in the Tools…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #6 with Dr. Scott McLeod
Sep 6 • 38 min
Dr. Scott McLeod is an associate professor of school leadership at the University of Colorado, Denver. In this episode we talk about what’s changed and what’s the in the last 12 years since he and Karl Fisch published their viral video Shift Happens was…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #5
Sep 5 • 21 min
In this episode I talk about some new features of favorite ed tech products, the big fine that was levied against YouTube this week, and answer questions from readers and listeners like you. Get the complete show notes in this Google Document.
Practical Ed Tech Podcast Episode #4
Aug 30 • 25 min
In this episode I share some cool updates about Google Slides, Gmail, OneNote, and Immersive Reader. I also answer a bunch of questions from readers. And I give an update on Facebook fast. Get the show notes as a Google Doc right here. Questions answered…
Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #3
Aug 23 • 25 min
This week I highlight some news from the world of educational technology and answer a bunch of questions from readers and listeners like you. New and Neat Things You Might Have Missed Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning - Scott McLeod and Julie…
When the Shine is Gone
Aug 21 • 5 min
In this short episode I address the question, “our kids are bored with Kahoot and Quizziz, what can we do that is more exciting?”
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast - Episode #1
Aug 16 • 22 min
The Practical Ed Tech Podcast is the audio from my weekly Practical Ed Tech Live broadcasts on YouTube. In each episode I share some news from the world of educational technology and answer questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com and…